How to Shine the Spotlight on Early Fall

Do you remember months ago when I wrote a post about living in the moment?  I’ve tried to live intentionally.  I promise, I have!  Have you?

Fall Season Table

In the world of blogging, part of living in the moment is scheduling time to look at the season ahead…and plan.

Fall Season Table

That sounded good, right?  Haha!  That’s not AT ALL what happened with this table!  I’ll admit it.  I was pining  for Fall, cooler weather, colored leaves, fall-season foods, and all of that.

Fall Season Table

Fall is my favorite season!  Do you love fall, too?

Fall Season Table

The thing that truthfully started it all was a shopping trip to Tuesday Morning with Mom 2 (mom of a friend from school days and neighbor, who took me under her wing nearly like her own).

Place Setting

That day earlier this month, we hit the TM doors and parted ways with different lists in mind.  (We didn’t have time to spend all day there, but we sure wanted to!)  That was the day I found the plates you saw in last week’s bon appetit tablescape.

Fall Acorn Plates

In the early morning hour, we were nearly alone in the store – except the employees.

Sunflower Bread and Butters

Before long, she stood at the shelf of towels and heard her name called from across the store.

Rims and Napkin

She just had  to come and see what I’d found!

No, it wasn’t on my list for the kitchen.  The dining room  needs a rug, and I thought the 9′ x 11′ size would be perfect.   After squealing in delight, handing over half the price that size rug should cost, I rolled it up and headed home.  I could always return it if it wasn’t right…right?

Fall Season Table

I didn’t love it so much in the dining room.  On a whim, I drug it into the kitchen and fell in love with the feel of the room with the extra burst of color.  The next morning, HH commented that he liked the rug in the kitchen (shocker!), so we adopted it as our own.

I did wonder if the rug would limit the colors I could use in my tablescapes.  The colors needed to be tested, right?

I could think of nothing but eating warm pasta in fall at the table on that new rug.

Fall Season Table

It’s early for a fall table, so I didn’t go to my storage cave to rummage through boxes for fall decor.  These things were handy and turned out well enough, so we went with it.  The next time we had people over, everything was already set.

I wonder if they thought it was too early for such a fall-looking table.

What happened next was so surprising.  Remember my gift from a friend that I shared last week in the fall inspiration post?

Fall Ivy Arrangement

Did you remember I said it was on this table?

Fall Season Table

Isn’t it perfect?  My friend really has a special gift for gift-giving!

Have you set your first fall table yet?  Or, are you living in the moment and sticking with summer for now?

Blessings~

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Comments

    • says

      Thank you. I couldn’t paint red in this kitchen (like at the last house) because the north room is too dark. But…the rug doesn’t darken it at all. Yes, I can use this rug in lots of rooms in this house. It may become known as the nomad rug. 😉 Haha! I love chocolate mint, so I’m heading over soon to check out your cookies & cream (no breakfast yet, so watch out). Happy Tuesday!

  1. Kate (PAM=Painter Artist Mom) says

    Kim, I love the napkin rings. Did you find them at Tuesday Morning? They look great with the plaid napkins. I’m sure they will look just as good with solid colors or any other design.
    PS. The rug looks good too. You know how we love RED! :-).

    • says

      Renee M gave them to me many years ago. I’ve used them in only a couple of tablescapes, but I love their antique finish. They are wood! Thanks, Mom. 🙂